School Programs

Bring academic content to life!

Students engage hands-on in our 626-acre outdoor classroom, encompassing livestock barns, fruit and vegetable plots, pastures, year-round greenhouses, forests, educational gardens, and rocky shoreline. Programs change with the season and with what’s happening on the farm.

Field trips to Wolfe’s Neck Center are a great way to immerse your students in hands-on outdoor education around farming and food.

Field trips are offered on Tuesday through Friday depending on availability and can accommodate groups of up to 40 people (this number includes staff, chaperones, and parents). All of our field trips are customized to fit the interests, needs, and age of the visiting classes. Topics we can cover include dairy production, caring for diversified livestock, Maine’s ecosystems, fruit and vegetable production from seed to table, and Pumpkin Science.

Field trips cost $12 per participant; field trips that include a wagon ride cost $14 per participant. Groups of under 10 students will be charged a flat rate of $120. We occasionally offer scholarships for field trips.

Field Trips FAQ

Can parents attend with their children?

Due to the nature of Wolfe’s Neck Center being a working farm, tours are limited to 40 participants, which includes all students, chaperones, and parents.

What if it rains?

Our field trips take place rain or shine! There is indoor space in the unheated barns for activities, but please make sure students come dressed for the weather.

What should we wear?

Students, teachers, and chaperones should all wear clothes to be outside, whatever the season. Field trips rarely go inside any buildings but our unheated barns. It’s also a good idea to wear boots or sneakers you wouldn’t mind getting mud, or a bit of manure on (It is a farm, after all!).

Can we have lunch on campus?

You are more than welcome to eat your lunch here on the farm. We cannot guarantee a covered space, but we have lots of picnic tables and benches around the property. We do ask for groups to pack out all their trash. Fridge space is unfortunately not available.

Can you accommodate special requests about specific aspects of farming?

We do our best to try and tailor our field trips for your students to get the most out of their experience. Please complete this form with the date, number of students, and what type of experience you’re requesting, and we can do our best to accommodate you.

Looking for more in-depth learning?

Our field trip curriculum typically runs for 1 to 1.5 hours. If you are looking for a more in-depth day experience, see our Educational Group TourEducational Group Tours offerings to learn more. If you are looking for long-term school engagement, please contact Education Programs Manager Molly Cooper via email or by phone at 207-865-4469×104.

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